Please note that I originally failed to include the more frightening of the two Freedom of Information files in this post. The omitted file covers the internal correspondence from Oct to Dec 2006, and gives more of an insight into the thinking behind the drive to implement "light touch" changes. If that link didn't work, try this one for size...(no idea what is going on!...could it be something to do with different versions of Adobe Reader?)
The other thing: Have created a permanent link to draft responses to the Consultation on guidelines for Elective Home Education....see boxes in the sidebar on the right. I will include another more personal response from another HEor in the near future.